[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
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MENTAL HEALTH

  Articles and editorials
      Boy Lost in the Shadows, E1952 [19DE]
      GOP Budget Doesn't Even Say the Word ``Veteran'', E425 [22MR]
      Highlands Center for Autism, S2597 [23AP]
      ``I Am Adam Lanza's Mother''--A Mom's Perspective on the Mental 
        Illness Conversation in America, H6824 [17DE]
      Man Versus the Therapeutic State, E1750 [13NO]
      Newtown Puts Mental Services in Spotlight, E1952 [19DE]
  Bills and resolutions
      Animals: establish a grant program to encourage use of 
        assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and 
        veterans (see S. 3689), S8138 [18DE]
      Armed Forces: provide behavioral health readiness services to 
        members of Reserve components based on need (see S. 2466), 
        S2823 [26AP]
      ------review separation of members on the basis of a mental 
        condition not amounting to a disability, including a 
        personality or adjustment disorder (see H.R. 6574), H6306 
        [12OC]
      Children and youth: protect minors from efforts by practitioners 
        to change their sexual orientation or gender identity or 
        expression (see H. Con. Res. 141), H6505 [28NO]
      Children's Grief Awareness Day: designate (see H. Res. 681), 
        H3660 [7JN]
      ------support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 590), S6744 [13NO]
      Community behavioral health services: increase access and 
        improve Medicaid reimbursement for such services (see S. 
        2257), S2242 [29MR] (see H.R. 5989), H3974 [21JN]
      Dept. of Education: establish a demonstration program to provide 
        skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children 
        with autism spectrum disorders (see H.R. 5195), H2271 [27AP]
      Dept. of HHS: exempt Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
        Administration from sequestration (see H.R. 6692), H7424 
        [20DE]
      ------implement demonstration projects at federally qualified 
        community health centers to prevent child maltreatment and 
        promote family well-being through parenting practices and 
        skills (see H.R. 5841), H3162 [18MY]
      ------provide grants for community-based mental health 
        infrastructure improvements (see S. 2256), S2242 [29MR]
      ------provide preferences for certain services, designate an 
        Administration on Aging individual responsible for support, 
        and provide transportation services for holocaust survivors 
        (see S. 3358), S4724 [28JN]
      ------require States and their designees receiving grants for 
        suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to 
        consult with Indian tribes and organizations (see H.R. 4467), 
        H2030 [19AP]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: authorize transport of individuals to 
        and from health facilities in connection with rehabilitation, 
        counseling, examination, treatment, and care (see S. 3511), 
        S5977 [2AU]
      ------provide unlimited eligibility for health care for mental 
        illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain 
        periods of hostilities and war (see H.R. 4315), H1803 [29MR]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention and resilience 
        and behavior health disorders for Armed Forces members and 
        veterans (see S. 3340), S4460 [25JN]
      Depts. of HHS and Education: carry out a demonstration program 
        to fund mental health first aid training programs at selected 
        institutions of higher education to improve student mental 
        health (see S. 3325), S4417 [21JN] (see H.R. 5996), H3974 
        [21JN]
      Disabled: change references in Federal law to mental retardation 
        or mentally retarded individuals to references to an 
        intellectual disability (see S. 3289), S4151 [13JN]
      Diseases: support goal of preventing and effectively treating 
        Alzheimer's disease by a certain date and other goals of the 
        National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease draft (see S. 
        Res. 434), S2655 [24AP] (see H. Con. Res. 120), H2067 [24AP]
      Families and domestic relations: require disclosure to parents 
        of information on mental illness treatment for their children 
        under a certain age (see H.R. 6712), H7435 [27DE]
      Government: strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law (see S. 
        2367), S2731 [25AP]
      ------strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law (S. 2367), 
        corrections in enrollment (see S. Con. Res. 63), S8139 [18DE]
      Health: extend health information technology assistance 
        eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance 
        abuse professionals and facilities (see H.R. 6043), H4156 
        [27JN]
      ------reauthorize certain programs for individuals with 
        traumatic brain injury (see H.R. 4238), H1497 [21MR]
      Immigration: provide authority for immigration judges to 
        terminate proceedings or appoint counsel when necessary for 
        aliens with mental disabilities (see H.R. 3881), H439 [2FE]
      Medicaid: expand home and community-based services waiver to 
        include young individuals in need of services otherwise 
        provided in psychiatric residential treatment facilities (see 
        S. 3289), S4151 [13JN]
      Medicare: include information on obseity coverage in the 
        Medicare and You Handbook, notify beneficiaries and providers 
        of coverage of behavioral therapy for obesity, and coordinate 
        programs to prevent and treat obesity (see S. 3699), S8302 
        [20DE]
      ------provide for advanced illness care coordination services 
        for beneficiaries (see S. 3684), S8071 [17DE]
      Mental Health Month: designate (see H. Res. 640), H2274 [27AP]
      National Autism Awareness Month: designate (see S. Res. 413), 
        S2243 [29MR]
      National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day: designate 
        (see S. Res. 455), S3087 [10MY]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (see S. Res. 371), 
        S494 [9FE] (see H. Res. 525), H158 [24JA]
      National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month: support goals 
        and ideals (see H. Res. 782), H6000 [13SE]
      NIH: expand, intensify, and coordinate programs and activities 
        relative to Tourette syndrome (see S. 2321), S2545 [19AP]
      Office of Science and Technology Policy: tribute to 
        establishment of Federal interagency neuroscience working 
        group (see H. Res. 613), H1845 [16AP]
      Postage and stamps: issue a semipostal stamp for research and 
        demonstration projects relating to autism spectrum disorders 
        (see S. 2472), S2823 [26AP]
      Professional Social Work Month: support goals and ideals (see S. 
        Res. 400), S1848 [20MR] (see H. Res. 589), H1427 [20MR]
      Taxation: provide a refundable tax credit for education and 
        training expenses relating to autism spectrum disorders to 
        increase the number of teachers with such expertise (see H.R. 
        6084), H4684 [9JY]
      Veterans: establish veterans' treatment courts (see S. 3702), 
        S8302 [20DE]
      World Social Work Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 
        400), S1848 [20MR] (see H. Res. 589), H1427 [20MR]
  Letters
      Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for 
        Educators Act: Abby Raphael, Arlington, VA, School Board, E688 
        [27AP]
      ------J. Terrig Thomas, M. Alexandra Arriaga, Alisa Cowen, and 
        Nadine Asef-Sargent, Arlington, VA, Special Education Advisory 
        Committee, E688 [27AP]
      ------John E. Toner, Arlington, VA, Special Education Parent 
        Teacher Association, E688 [27AP]
      ------Patrick K. Murphy, Arlington, VA, Public Schools 
        Superintendent, E688 [27AP]
      Vets4Warriors Program funding: several veterans organizations, 
        H5049 [19JY]
  Remarks in House
      Alzheimer's Action Day: observance, E1606, E1618, E1621, E1636, 
        E1640, E1642 [21SE]
      Armed Forces: address prescription drug abuse among military 
        personnel and veterans, H3005 [17MY]
      ------ensure extension of certain benefits and programs for 
        active duty servicemembers and veterans, H5970 [13SE]
      ------provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE, H2827, 
        H2828 [17MY]
      Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc.: anniversary, 
        E1426 [3AU]
      Brain Injury Awareness Month: observance, E367 [13MR]
      Brown, Bridget: National Down Syndrome Society Self-Advocate of 
        the Year Champion of Change Award recipient, H1165 [6MR]
      Children and youth: protect students from inappropriate 
        seclusion and physical restraint in schools (H.R. 1381), H2453 
        [9MY]
      Citizen's Commission on Human Rights: tribute to initiatives to 
        protect parental rights, E1299 [23JY]
      Civilian Property Realignment Commission: exempt certain Dept. 
        of Veterans Affairs facilities from decommissioning, H531, 
        H532 [7FE]
      Combating Autism Act: reauthorize (H.R. 2005), E1303 [24JY]
      Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus: establish, E1173 [28JN]
      Dept. of Defense: allow military commanders and mental health 
        professionals to discuss privately-owned firearms by Armed 
        Forces members who appear to be a threat to themselves or 
        others, H7393 [20DE]
      ------authorize a pilot program on enhancements of efforts on 
        mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through 
        community partnerships, E1993 [21DE]
      ------prohibit military promotion boards from considering any 
        information regarding mental health or addiction issues, 
        except in cases where individuals are determined to be a 
        danger to themselves or others, H3054-H3056 [17MY]
      ------provide mental health assessments to troops during 
        deployment to Afghanistan, H3064 [17MY]
      ------suicide prevention and outreach programs funding, H4955, 
        H4956, H4984 [18JY], H5049, H5050 [19JY]
      ------traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder 
        treatment funding, H4957, H4958 [18JY], H5062 [19JY], E1288 
        [19JY]
      ------Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program funding, H4980, H4981 
        [18JY]
      Dept. of Education: establish a demonstration program to provide 
        skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children 
        with autism spectrum disorders (H.R. 5195), E687 [27AP]
      Dept. of Justice: reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease 
        Patient Alert Program (H.R. 2800), H5790, H5791 [11SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: post-traumatic stress disorder and 
        brain trauma treatment funding, H3327 [31MY]
      ------suicide prevention and outreach programs funding, H3322 
        [31MY]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention, H5206 [25JY]
      ------make payments for certain treatments of traumatic brain 
        injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, H3129 [18MY]
      Devereux Foundation: anniversary, E1641 [21SE], E1665 [28SE]
      Diseases: Alzheimer's disease research funding, H44 [18JA]
      ------support goal of preventing and effectively treating 
        Alzheimer's disease by a certain date and other goals of the 
        National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease draft, H2825 
        [17MY]
      Down Syndrome Awareness Day: observance, H1524 [22MR]
      Falmouth, MA: Gosnold on Cape Cod recipient of Massachusetts 
        Mental Health Counselors Association Mental Health Agency of 
        the Year award, E1455 [10SE]
      Florida: tribute to veterans walk supporting Wounded Warriors 
        project, E37 [18JA]
      Friendship Circle of Cleveland (organization): tribute, E1019 
        [7JN]
      Georgetown, TX: tribute to Horses for Heroes program, E1721 
        [26OC]
      Government: strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law (S. 
        2367), H6656 [5DE]
      ------strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law (S. 2367), 
        corrections in enrollment (S. Con. Res. 63), H7276 [19DE]
      Health: health care programs funding, H1715 [28MR]
      Hillsides Organization: anniversary, E1276 [18JY]
      Immigration: provide authority for immigration judges to 
        terminate proceedings or appoint counsel when necessary for 
        aliens with mental disabilities (H.R. 3881), E118 [2FE]
      Lee, Carmen A.: Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA, Spirit of 
        Mater Alumni Award recipient, E1641 [21SE]
      Medicare: provide coverage of comprehensive Alzheimer's disease 
        and other dementia diagnosis and services to improve care and 
        outcomes by increasing detection, diagnosis, care, and 
        planning (H.R. 1386), E1640 [21SE]
      Mental Illness Awareness Week: observance, E1677 [2OC]
      Military Mental Health Awareness Day: observance, H2698 [15MY]
      Morality and ethics: address issues relative to youth violence, 
        H6837 [18DE]
      Music and dance: tribute to ``All About Bullies . . . Big and 
        Small'' album production team, E916 [31MY]
      National Autism Awareness Month: observance, E530 [16AP]
      National Bullying Prevention Month: observance, E1673 [2OC]
      National Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day: designate (H. 
        Res. 494), H3276 [31MY]
      National Guard: tribute to Vets4Warriors program, H5049 [19JY]
      National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month: observance, E1648 [21SE]
      National objectives: improve diagnosis and treatment of mental 
        illness, H6856 [18DE], H7273 [19DE]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (H. Res. 525), E170 
        [9FE]
      National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month: observance, 
        H6159 [20SE], E1638, E1641 [21SE]
      National Therapeutic Recreation Week: observance, H929 [17FE]
      Northeast Counseling Services (organization): anniversary, E1712 
        [19OC]
      Oliver, Jeanne: West Chamber Serving Jefferson County, CO, 
        Celebrate Women of Jefferson County honoree, E1823 [28NO]
      Pits for Patriots (organization): tribute, H6509 [29NO]
      Plymouth, MA: opening of Veterans Outreach Clinic, E1412 [3AU]
      Professional Social Work Month: observance, E489 [29MR]
      Ridgefield, CT: tribute to Ridgefield High School Students 
        Against Internet Discrimination (organization), H590 [8FE]
      Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and 
        harassment of students, H1644 [28MR], H2459 [9MY]
      ------address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment 
        of students (H.R. 1648), H3809, H3810 [20JN], E1090 [20JN]
      Spread the Word To End the Word Campaign: tribute, E703 [7MY]
      Taiwan: imprisonment conditions of former President Chen Shui-
        Bian, E1258 [17JY]
      Treatment programs: funding, H5138 [24JY], H7280 [19DE], E1951 
        [19DE]
      Veterans: authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage 
        services for veterans through drug courts, H2389 [8MY]
      ------health care funding, H3235 [30MY]
      ------improve assistance programs, E1339 [26JY]
      ------provide veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan access 
        to health and mental health services, H1394 [20MR], E425 
        [22MR]
      World Alzheimer's Month: observance, E1606, E1618, E1636 [21SE]
      World Down Syndrome Day: observance, H1433 [21MR]
  Remarks in Senate
      Alzheimer's Action Day: observance, S6617 [21SE]
      Animals: establish a grant program to encourage use of 
        assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and 
        veterans (S. 3689), S8139 [18DE]
      Armed Forces: address prescription drug abuse among military 
        personnel and veterans, S6096 [11SE]
      ------provide for treatment of autism and other developmental 
        disabilities under TRICARE, S7008 [28NO], S7156-S7158 [29NO]
      Dept. of HHS: provide grants for community-based mental health 
        infrastructure improvements (S. 2256), S2247 [29MR]
      ------provide preferences for certain services, designate an 
        Administration on Aging individual responsible for support, 
        and provide transportation services for holocaust survivors 
        (S. 3358), S4726 [28JN]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: clarify conditions under which 
        veterans, their spouses, and children may be adjudicated 
        mentally incompetent relative to their ability to purchase 
        firearms, S7194-S7196 [29NO]
      Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: improve and enhance 
        programs and activities on suicide prevention and resilience 
        and behavior health disorders for Armed Forces members and 
        veterans, S7015 [28NO], S7146 [29NO], S7390 [4DE]
      ------improve and enhance programs and activities on suicide 
        prevention and resilience and behavior health disorders for 
        Armed Forces members and veterans (S. 3340), S4461-S4463 
        [25JN], S4719 [28JN], S6719 [13NO]
      Depts. of HHS and Education: carry out a demonstration program 
        to fund mental health first aid training programs at selected 
        institutions of higher education to improve student mental 
        health (S. 3325), S4419 [21JN]
      Devereux Foundation: anniversary, S6538 [20SE]
      Disabled: change references in Federal law to mental retardation 
        or mentally retarded individuals to references to an 
        intellectual disability (S. 3289), S4153 [13JN]
      Executive Office of the President: establish the Office of the 
        National Alzheimer's Project, S6617 [21SE]
      Government: strike the word ``lunatic'' from Federal law (S. 
        2367), S2734 [25AP], S3534 [23MY], S8152 [18DE]
      Medicaid: expand home and community-based services waiver to 
        include young individuals in need of services otherwise 
        provided in psychiatric residential treatment facilities (S. 
        3289), S4153 [13JN]
      Montana: impact of increasing suicide rate, S7146 [29NO]
      National objectives: improve diagnosis and treatment of mental 
        illiness, S8175-S8177 [19DE]
      National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day: designate 
        (S. Res. 455), S3090 [10MY], S3658 [24MY]
      ------observance, S4719 [28JN]
      National School Counseling Week: designate (S. Res. 371), S544 
        [9FE]
      Prestonburg, KY: tribute to Highlands Center for Autism, S2596 
        [23AP]
      Run to Home Base (organization): tribute, S5970 [2AU]
      Schools: address and take action to prevent bullying and 
        harassment of students (S. 506), S1928 [21MR]
      Suicide Stand Down Day: observance, S6438 [19SE]
  Reports
      Effects of Incarceration on the Mental and Physical Health of 
        Former President Chen Shui-Bian of Taiwan: Joseph Lin, Ken 
        Yoneda, and Charles Whitcomb, E1258 [17JY]
  Reports filed
      Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert 
        Program Reauthorization: Committee on the Judiciary (House) 
        (H.R. 2800) (H. Rept. 112-651), H5764 [10SE]
  Statements
      Parity for Kids' Mental Health: Gregory Fritz, S8191 [19DE]
  Texts of
      H.R. 2800, Dept. of Justice Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient 
        Alert Program reauthorization, H5790 [11SE]
      S. 2256, Community-Based Mental Health Infrastructure 
        Improvements Act, S2247 [29MR]
      S. 2257, Excellence in Mental Health Act, S2248-S2250 [29MR]
      S. 2367, 21st Century Language Act, S3534 [23MY], H6656 [5DE]
      S. Con. Res. 63, corrections in enrollment of S. 2367, 21st 
        Century Language Act, S8140, S8152 [18DE], H7277 [19DE]
      S. Res. 371, National School Counseling Week, S504, S544 [9FE]
      S. Res. 400, support goals and ideals of World Social Work Day 
        and Professional Social Work Month, S1850 [20MR]
      S. Res. 413, National Autism Awareness Month, S2258 [29MR]
      S. Res. 434, support goal of preventing and effectively treating 
        Alzheimer's disease by a certain date and other goals of the 
        National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease draft, S2659 
        [24AP]
      S. Res. 455, National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness 
        Day, S3089 [10MY], S3658 [24MY]
      S. Res. 590, support goals and ideals of Children's Grief 
        Awareness Day, S6747 [13NO]